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Archive for February, 2015

Tor Books to Publish Pathfinder Titles

Tor Books will publish a series of trade paperback novels based on Paizo’s Pathfinder tabletop roleplaying games. The Pathfinder Tales series was previously published by Paizo, starting in 2010. The first title from Tor, Lord of Runes by Dave Gross, is scheduled for  June 16, 2015, with additional titles to come bi-monthly. For details, see […]

Borderlands Defies Closure

On Feb. 22, 2015 Borderlands Books announced that they reached their goal of 300 sponsors, just two days after announcing a plan to offer sponsorships to keep the store open, on Feb. 19, 2015. Borderlands will remain open until at least March 31st, 2016. The survivability of the sponsorship program depends upon continued participation. More […]

2014 Bram Stoker Nominees

The 2014 Bram Stoker Awards nominees have been announced by the Horror Writers Association. Superior Achievement in a Novel Suffer the Children, Craig DiLouie (Gallery) Jade Sky, Patrick Freivald (JournalStone) Beautiful You, Chuck Palahniuk (Jonathan Cape/Vintage) The Vines, Christopher Rice (47North) Blood Kin, Steve Rasnic Tem (Solaris) Superior Achievement in a First Novel Mr. Wicker, […]

2014 Nebula Awards Ballot Announced

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have released the final ballot for the 2014 Nebula Awards. Novel The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison (Tor) Trial by Fire, Charles E. Gannon (Baen) Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK) The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu (Tor) Coming Home, Jack McDevitt (Ace) Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer (FSG Originals; […]

Borderlands Announces Plan to Stay Open

Alan Beatts of Borderlands Books has announced a plan to keep Borderlands open. They will begin a paid sponsorship program, offering VIP-style incentives for benefactors. If enough customers participate in the program by March 31, 2015 Borderlands will remain open for an additional year. They will reassess the program in the future and adjust as […]

Genre at the Twitter Fiction Festival

Margaret Atwood, Lemony Snicket, Chuck Wendig, Lauren Beukes, Beth Cato, and others are among the authors participating in the 2015 Twitter Festival. Sponsored by AAP, Penguin Random House, and Twitter, the festival will take place virtually on May 11-15, 2015. For more information, see the #TwitterFiction Festival website.

Nolan Named Grand Master

William F. Nolan, 86, has been named Grand Master by the members of the 2015 World Horror Convention, to be held May 7-10, 2015 in Atlanta GA.

2015 Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire Finalists

The nominees for the 2015 Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire , honoring the best SF/F work published in France in 2014,  have been announced: French Novel Bastards, Ayerdhal (Au diable vauvert) Les Résidents, Maurice G. Dantec (Inculte) Drift, Thierry Di Rollo (Bélial’) Trois oboles pour Charon, Franck Ferric (Denoël, Lunes d’encre) Cosplay, Laurent Ladouari (Hervé Chopin) Aucun […]

2014 Kitschies Shortlist

Finalists for the 2014 Kitschies, awarded to “the year’s most progressive, intelligent, and entertaining works that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic,” have been announced. The Red Tentacle (Novel) The Race, Nina Allen (NewCon) The Peripheral, William Gibson (Viking) Lagoon, Nnedi Okorafor (Hodder & Stoughton) Grasshopper Jungle, Andrew Smith (Egmont) The Way Inn, Will […]

2014 BSFA Awards Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2014 British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Awards has been announced: Best Novel The Race, Nina Allan (Newcon) Cuckoo Song, Frances Hardinge (Macmillan) Europe in Autumn, Dave Hutchinson (Solaris) Wolves, Simon Ings (Gollancz) Ancillary Sword, Anne Leckie (Orbit) The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, Claire North (Orbit) Lagoon, Nnedi Okorafor (Hodder) […]

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